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By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
June 26, 2002

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UFO SIGHTINGS: New Hampshire sphere, Virginia flying triangle, Georgia flying triangle, Florida flash, Arkansas daylight cylinder, Texas daylight disk, Nevada flying triangle, California orb, Washington triangle, Canada lights, Argentina mutilations reach 100 +, UK flashing lights and Scotland claims to be top UFO spot.

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN said in Chicago on May 5, 1988, "But I've often wondered, what if all of us in the world discovered that we were threatened by an outer -- a power from outer space, from another planet." "Wouldn't we all of a sudden find that we didn't have any differences between us at all, we were all human beings, citizens of the world, and wouldn't we come together to fight that particular threat?" Question-and-answer session after a speech about human rights and the Soviet Union. At the height of the Cold War it was thought inconceivable that the Soviet Union and the US would become allies. Truth is often stranger than fiction.


The Earth narrowly missed being struck by an asteroid the size of a football field last week. Astronomers apparently failed to spot the asteroid that missed Earth by only 75,000 miles until three days after it flew past. This is a comparatively close miss that could have caused major damage on Earth. If the asteroid hit Earth in a populated area the explosion could have caused major damage. The asteroid was not detected until three days after it came close to the Earth on June 14, 2002. It is not known if classified military satellites had picked up the object. The object passed by Earth at less than a third of the distance to the moon. If the asteroid hit in a populated area it could have caused considerable loss of life similar to a nuclear explosion. Hitting the ocean the asteroid would have likely caused damaging tidal waves. The asteroid, provisionally named 2002 MN, was traveling at more than 23,000 mph when it was spotted. NASA concentrates its efforts on bodies bigger than a one kilometer across. Asteroids of this size could potentially destroy civilization as we know it. Comparatively small amounts of money are spent to spot and protect Earth from incoming visitors. Currently, there is no dedicated program searching for objects of 2002 MN's size although Britain is testing telescopes on the Spanish Island of La Palma that might eventually spot smaller asteroids.


MANCHESTER -- The witness was sitting on my back porch having a cigarette on June 10, 2002, at 9:15 PM, and saw something I thought was a little strange. I live in Manchester, which has an airport and I have seen many airplanes, but this was different. I happened to look up and I saw a sphere, definitely at a high altitude moving across the sky. I have seen planes at this high altitude, but am able to see their flashing lights. This was just a white sphere. The light from it seemed to dim and grow at certain points, but it could have been cloud cover, I am not sure. However, this craft had no visible blinking lights, which I thought was strange. It was moving at a good speed over the middle of the city heading in a south east direction. I only saw it for a minute, but definitely strange. ( NUFORC Note: Peter Davenport reports the ISS was visible from NH at 21:58 hours. We do not know how accurate the time of the incident is here.)


VIRGINIA BEACH -- The witness reports that on June 6, 2002, "I went to meet a friend for a walk on the board walk to observe the storm coming in at 8:15 PM, and we looked at the southern gray sky and saw a black flying triangular object in the sky." At first I thought it was a plane, but realized that it did not move. This black triangle occupied exactly the same spot in the sky while I walked two blocks, and stopped a neighbor and asked her if she saw something, she looked and said, "What is it?" I said I don't know, she decided it was a kite. The object had not moved and was high enough for the clouds to occasionally pass between the object and the ground. In the next 5 minutes the stormy sky became too dark to see the object. The black flying triangle had silently hovered at cloud level for ten minutes before the darkness and storm obscured it. Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC


CHARLESTON -- Donna J. Bullock writes, " Since I moved from Texas to South Carolina almost a year ago, I had not had any sightings until Friday, June 13, 2002. At about 10:30 PM, I saw a wobbler in the southeastern sky. "It was too far away to describe and appeared only as a light in the sky, but acted like the usual object, skittering here and there, going up and down and putting on a show." It definitely was not a star, nor was it an airplane; an airplane did cross underneath it on its way to land at the Charleston airport. I really miss the open Texas skies. There are too many trees for a skywatcher here. Thanks to Donna J. Bullock.


FLOWERY BRANCH -- The observer was fishing off the bow of his boat looking at the stars and noticed one of the brighter stars, did a U turn and took off and disappeared on June 6, 2002. I know this wasn't a satellite as it moved way too quickly. It moved across the sky maybe two hand lengths then started to distance it's self, till I could no longer see it.

TIFTON -- MUFONGA's Dr. Joye Pugh, a MUFON Consultant contacted State Director Tom Sheets on Saturday, June 8, 2002, at about 10:30 PM, the witness and her husband was traveling northeast on Highway 319 toward Ocilla. About four miles out of Tifton her cell phone rang and a female apologized for a wrong number. Dr. Pugh thought this unusual as it had never happened before. Shortly thereafter, she noticed some specific lights low above the trees off to the left. The sky was overcast but the glow of the city lights from Tifton lit up this section of cloud cover. They considered these particular lights to be unusual because they were so low. Proceeding on, they approached closer and she observed an aircraft shaped like an elongated triangle. She further noted there was a white light at each corner and a red light in the bottom center. She was close enough that she could clearly see the dark triangle shape against the glow of the overcast. Traffic prevented her from pulling over, so she drove on a short distance and turned into a water tower area. Quickly looking back, she saw the lights slowly move across the road. She turned around and drove back to get a closer look, but could not locate it. She drove back toward Tifton and turned off onto another road in her search, then encountered two additional but indistinct craft with lights to her front, but they were opposite the glowing overcast and against a black sky. They could hear the sound of roaring jet engines apparently coming from the lights/craft, as they seemed to fly along very slowly. These lights went back to the area where first observed, and as Dr. Pugh got turned around and drove to the tower, once again she observed the hovering lights. Headlights from passing traffic blinded her momentarily, the lights then crossed the road again and disappeared as she continued to negotiate traffic. This, in my opinion, is a classic triangle encounter made even more UNUSUAL by what Dr. Pugh described as secondary indistinct slow moving craft ('things') with lights, accompanied by a sound like roaring jet engines. Dr. Pugh made a valiant effort to close with these unknown craft. John Bodin, MUFONGA's Deputy Director for South Georgia and Dr. Pugh will investigate further. Thanks to Tom Sheets, SD MUFONGA


BOCA RATON -- The witnesses' husband couldn't sleep on June 6, 2002, so he was working on the computer in the kitchen at 5:30 AM. After calling him numerous times he finally came to bed, and as he laid down a bright flash of light came in the window. It was a bright strobing light that soon went out. We both looked out the window and did not see anything. Our yard which is fenced in so no light from the streets can get in. I stayed awake for about 1/2 hour and watched out my window for anything strange. About 6:00 AM, it flashed again on the side. We went outside to look and found nothing. Two weeks before about 4:00 AM, I saw small lights in the yard around the pool and our 150 palm trees. I saw two lights about the size of a small flashlight in the trees about 3 feet from the ground. Another light was in the top of the palm on the opposite side of the yard. I woke up my husband and said look at the lights in the yard. They flashed like large bugs, but they would have to be a foot long to produce a light of that size, so I assumed it was not bugs. One flew by the window and went straight up over the house. The other two were still in the bushes. He decided to go outside in the screened patio to see up close and was only 3 feet from the bushes with the lights. He called to the lights and they flew around the back of the bushes and flew up into the air and disappeared but they sure scared us! Thanks to Peter Davenport NUFORC.


LONSDALE -- Richard B. Baccari writes, "I live in rural town and have been watching the sky since my mother had a sighting 30 years ago. Until today I was always able to explain whatever I had seen. I was pulling into my road at 3:55 PM, on June 14. 2002, and just happened to glance at the clear sky and saw a white bar or cylinder. I could only see two dimensions. At arm's length it was the width of two fingers and the thickness half a finger. It was definitely close enough to establish that there was no wing, tail, window, or rotor configuration. It was just plain dull white and was not a reflective surface? It made me think cylinder as it was traveling east very slowly without making any noise. It flew over in less then a minute. I realized then I had stopped the car in the middle of the road, took a quick glance in the mirror to see if I was blocking any one, and looked up and it was gone. This was no ordinary craft. Thanks to at Richard B. Baccari


LAS VEGAS -- The witness reports that on June 6, 2002, a glowing orange light was seen at 10:30 PM. We watched it disappear then reappear three times over a sixty-second period before going behind the mountains. The last time we saw it, the orange glow was coming from three orange lights in a triangular shape. The object was large and had mass but there was no sound.

(Peter Davenport reports, "This was the date that 'The Amazing Kreskin," predicted a dramatic UFO sighting would occur over Nevada. On June 7, 2002, he retracted, and stated that the "prediction" had been a hoax, designed to show how gullible human beings can be regarding the UFO phenomenon. Sounds like he was pretty gullible to retract his prediction. Thanks to NUFORC.


CONCORD -- On Thursday, June 6, 2002, at 10:45 AM, two workers saw two balls about the size of a basketball flying overhead. The objects were chrome in color and one seemed to be moving up about as high as a passenger jet flying overhead. The witness stated, "The second one was dropping toward us and moving west. The bottom was transparent. They were getting further apart from each other with the higher one moving up and out of sight in three minutes. The second kept getting closer moving west faster and dropping at about 4 to 5 thousand feet. It just seemed to slow and stop. It seemed to stay just outside the landing patterns of our local airport and after five minutes of watching this (orb) it accelerated so fast to the west you would have missed it if you blinked your eyes. Thanks to NUFORC.


BRANTFORD -- At 3:20 AM on June 3, 2002, a very bright object appeared just south of URSA Major in the night sky. The bright object suddenly appeared and glowed very brightly and moved slowly southwest. The object was two or three times brighter than Venus and was a white/yellowish color. It stayed bright for only 4 seconds then faded to a point of light for another 15 seconds until it disappeared. There was no noise at all.

AURORA, ONTARIO -- The witness reports that on June 6, 2002, "We were sitting in the car and then out of no where, this greenish white egg shaped thing flew across the sky at 11:35 PM. It moved too slowly to be a shooting star, and too fast to be a plane, it soared downward to the ground, in almost a round line; like a semicircle. Thanks to NUFORC

MUTILATION -- This report of a mutilated six year old Charolais bull was reported to me by the owner and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. When I arrived, I very carefully assess the situation, walk the perimeter at hundred yards and all the area close to the animal etc. This I do to check for any tracks, odd smells, and anything unusual, like the behavior of the animals. This was an authentic mutilation, and one of the most interesting cases in the six years. This bull was lying in a small clump of Willow trees facing West. The tongue was removed as well as the left eye and left ear. The penis was sticking out, and the testicles and rectum were removed. On the stomach area was a very neat laser type incision, oval shape 14 inches by 9 inches. The skin was never found and the flesh had not been touched. The was also removed with the same precision. Samples of blood, soil and grass were taken Laboratory results show that only pure Hemoglobin remained and that very sophisticated equipment was needed to reduce the blood to only hemoglobin. This like doing Brain surgery in the kitchen with kitchen tools. Claudia Scheffer, another local, witnessed an intense light outside, while the lights in my house dimmed. The dogs were barking and I went out and saw a light in the sky, as did others. Thanks to and


JUAREZ -- The Grupo Juarense de Investigacion Ovni is investigating the mysterious mutilations of sheep in that region--possibly the first since 1996-1997. More information will be posted as it is received. Thanks to Scott Corrales Institute of Hispanic Ufology


SALLIQUELÓ --*Doctor Daniel Belot, a SENASA Technician in Salliqueló, was the veterinarian who analyzed the first animal mutilation in the area. He has examined over a dozen cases for which he can find no explanation, and is disconcerted. He is convinced that the perpetrators arrived by aerial means and is certain that the animals were slain elsewhere and subsequently dumped in the field. He asks that all strange animal deaths be reported promptly. Dr. Belot, who is a technician for SENASA, claims having never seen anything similar and believes that only those who have seen any such case can understand the magnitude of the events. The expert has been asked to analyze over a dozen cases, and common patterns appear but no explanation can be found. The near-certainty that the perpetrator arrives by air, and the certainty that the deaths occurred 3 to 4 days earlier at a location other than where the carcasses were found only adds to the state of confusion. He is an acknowledged professional with a solid reputation and an official for a national delegation of SENASA. Dr. Belot urged cattlemen to report any anomalous case immediately to aid the investigations.

Dr. Belot was called in by a cattleman who found half his bovine skinned to the bone. Dr. Belt suggested some animal must have eaten it, which the cattleman rejected, saying that no animal eats in a straight line. Upon investigation, "I was confronted by an unnerving sight, "The animal lay on the ground, and the entire left side of its face was skinned to the bone beneath the eye. All of its molars were visible." "When we performed the necropsy we found that it was missing its tongue, vocal apparatus, there was no blood inside or outside the animal. It was perfectly clean with no tearing of the flesh like predators do. "It is a deed that appears to have been carried out by humans, but even so it's something very hard to do." Dr. Belot sent samples to the University of Buenos Aires' School of Pathology and the only response he received is that they cannot determine how the incisions were made. He did not establish the animal's cause of death, blood samples taken from other animals to detect strange substances "have yielded no results so far.

Dr. Belot, says vital organs were missing in most of them. "In the first case, the animal was missing all of its maxillaries, but others were missing testicles and penises, ears, mammary glands, rectums and vaginas. All of this suggest some kind of scientific research, but don't ask me why a scientist is going to conduct research in different farms without asking for permission. There were no tracks around the mutilated animals and strange for no other animal to come near. When Dr. Belot reached the animals many had been dead for 3 or 4 days. "In many cases they were not yet bloated and did not give off any odor. In others, they presented normal alterations, which increases the uncertainty." "The only marks I saw within a ten meter radius, is that the grass has continued to grow, but no animal will step into that circle, despite the fact that the grass is in good shape." Belot points out that "after some time, the dead animals have been attacked by predators. But until recently, they wouldn't come close." The veterinarian noted that generally the rest of the animals sort of "mourn" the deceased animal, but that has not occurred and they appear indifferent, looking from a distance without coming close." Belot emphasized, "The animals were killed elsewhere and dumped there, this is inferred by the way the carcasses have been positioned. Sheep and at least four horse mutilations have also been reported. These fields are often practically inaccessible; it was only possible to reach them on a tractor and it often necessary to cross flooded areas.

Santa Rosa -- Police officers claimed to have witnessed an UFO in the Pampan community of "25 de Mayo" and are looking into the possibility that UFOs have something to do with the dozens of mutilated animals found in the provinces of La Pampa, Rio Negro and Buenos Aires. The incident can be added to a similar event which occurred June 19, 2002, in the Las Leñas tourist complex of the province of Mendoza, where dozens of witnesses saw a UFO fly over. Thanks to Diario "Nuevo Día" (Coronel Suárez, Prov. of Buenos Aires) Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Translation (C) 2002. Special thanks to Gloria Coluchi.

Editor's Note -- Ranchers are sending their families to town, and keeping watch over their fields 24 hours a day. Various lights have been reported hovering above the fields. Large tanks of water holding thousands of gallons of water are found dry. Other reports have indicated that an underwater base exists off the coast of Argentina and craft are frequently seen entering and departing the ocean. Its possible these events could be connected. See map


The discovery of a dead cow On June 24, 2002, whose tongue, eyes and genitals were extracted in a livestock region of the Uruguayan interior has raised concern in the country. The first case was reported today in the Department (province) of Durazno, some 300 km from Montevideo. Mayor Carmelo Vidallin tried to cool down rumors by saying that "we must await the expert's verdict", referring to the Ministry of Livestock and Agriculture, which is working at the site. The mayor said, " No signs of blood or a struggle between the animal and its victim were found." Obscure esoteric practices could be at work has not been rejected, since they are common throughout the country. However, the animals sacrificed in these rites have been chickens and hens. Thanks to Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Translation (C) 2002.


STROOD, KENT -- On Monday, June 10, 2002, "at around 11:30 p.m.," a family staying aboard their boat at the Hoo Marina on the River Medway, near Rochester and Strood, Kent, saw traveling from west following the river, a brightly lit UFO. "We are moored in Hoo Marina, and it went right over the top of us, and it was around one-and-a-half times the size of our vessel, which itself is almost 50 feet (15 meters) in length the witnesses reported. "Loud helicopter noises were preceding it but the object of interest had no discernible sound. Flying at treetop level, it should have been extremely loud." But the UFO made no sound. The object took two minutes to go into the near-distance, at which point it hovered for approximately one minute, and then carried on. Very bright white lights on each corner. Each was flashing in synchronization, at half-second intervals, especially at the leading part and center. None of these lights seemed to illuminate either the ground or cast any reflection on its own surface. The object was either black or dark, though, if the latter, certainly not light enough to be seen as gray in color. Main lights were flashing, although no beam effects were noticed at all. "Our Doberman dog was agitated and on edge during the time. Thanks to Eric Adams and Chris Rolfe of UFO Monitors-East Kent and UFO ROUNDUP Vol # 25 June 18, 2002 Editor: Joseph Trainor


The London Observer claims that Scotland is usually associated with spectacular mountains and tumbling rivers. But Scotland has a proud new boast; it has become the landing strip of choice for flying saucers and other mysterious, metallic, hovering craft. More odd incoming craft have been tracked over the hills and glens than anywhere else on Earth, and UFO enthusiasts are flocking north to experience close encounters of the Caledonian kind. A survey published reveals that 300 UFOs are seen in Scotland each year -- four times as many as in France and Italy, which appear to be aliens' next favorite destinations. When you think of the number of sightings in Scotland compared to the size of its population, it is phenomenal. Yet it is not remote Highland that play host to the visitors. The Nineties saw a sudden surge of sightings in the central Scottish areas of West Lothian and Stirlingshire, and particularly around Bonnybridge, near Falkirk. 'The area has become known as the Falkirk triangle. Some people have encountered shimmering discs just yards away from their bodies, while others said they had been attacked by UFOs. The most famous such incident occurred in 1979, when forestry worker Bob Taylor claimed a gang of large shimmering spheres, with spikes protruding from them like naval mines, set upon him. Thousands of reported encounters and UFO spotters followed. There are three airports and a gas-flaring oil terminal within a 30-mile radius. Craig Malcolm took footage of a ball of light dog-legging back and forth across a clear sky. A plane-like object with no wings sent 'black reek belching out the back of it as it soared off.' Bonnybridge's status as a UFO capital prompted one councilor to call for it to be twinned with Roswell and ambitious plans have been mooted to build a multi-million-pound UFO theme park. 'There have also been a substantial number of sightings in the Glasgow area. VisitScotland, the tourist board that commissioned the latest survey, sees it as a growth market. The Falkirk triangle has already attracted hundreds of visitors. Thanks to Stephen Khan, June 23, 2002,6903,742352,00.html


Nancy Talbot reports that there are normally numerous crop circles reported by this time of year. There has been a surprise drop in the number so far this year. Five have been reported in England, two in Holland and three in Germany.


Gary G. Ford writes, in last weeks Filer's Files #25, you discussed 13 new planets found in space. Isn't it curious that scientists claim terrestrial planet sized moons in recently discovered large planets are usually not considered suitable for life? In our Solar System, some scientists imagine Europa or even Ganymede and Callisto -- having life, but generally judge them as too cold. While Europa currently appears to have a large ice covered ocean, The Galileo Probe magnetometer data suggests that large deposits of underground water apparently grace otherwise icy Ganymede and Callisto, both of which actually have much exposed land, in contrast to Europa, which is deeply ice covered. Some of the newly found large planets may have moons that could support life. In this case, moons in proximity to a giant planet, warm and close to a star, provides nighttime warming infrared illumination of large close-in planetary moons, while nearly half the time any close-in moons will be protected from direct exposure to the star's light and particle radiation, when the moons are in the shadow of their primary. Moons close in to a Large Planet apparently have a tendency to keep the same side toward the planet, and the opposite side away from the Primary Planet which they orbit. This effect will greatly leverage the fraction of a 'day' in which the Primary Pointing moon face will have to endure the blaze of a relatively close in sun.

Therefore such moons can have a more constant temperature facing their Primary, Major Planet, while the opposite -- or 'outside facing' side cycles between extremes of exposure to the cold dark of space and baking from the direct illumination in close proximity of even a small, when close, star. One might expect volatiles, to periodically condense on the 'far side' during 'night' and to be re-evaporated and move towards the more shielded 'in-facing' side during day. Such an arrangement would generate 'Weather' and may promote better retention of volatiles than a terrestrial planet. I suggest that large moons of large planets close in to small red/orange stars can be possibly fertile grounds for life. What about intelligent life escaping such a moon? The large planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in OUR Solar System all have multiple moons. Large moons allow gravity assist or 'energy theft' by passing space probes. Jupiter's System is the best example of this effect, where on small fuel consumption's, the Galileo Space probe has been enabled to lace its orbits close into and far out from the Primary Planet Jupiter, while stealing and giving orbital energy and momentum, to/from the Galilean moons. This has greatly facilitated the Galileo Probes mission to the Jovian System, in exploration of the Galilean Moons. Extra terrestrials could use the multiple moons to enhance space travel and expeditions between two planet-moon systems may be possible.

Furthermore, using the planets to gain orbital energy and momentum might be possible to allow a 'moon dancing' and inner-planet dancing strategy to greatly assist in reaching the outer planets. 'Planet Dancing' between the 3 known large planets at 55 Cancri may even allow for escape of space ships into interplanetary space. Long-lived robot or Reptilian-like Hibernating Bio-Intelligences could mount an expedition from 55 Cancri to our Solar System, using Planet and Moon Dancing over the centuries. The use of Solar Energy is feasible on Mars, in addition to Carbon, Nitrogen and Oxygen from chemi-processing of compressed atmosphere, and Water, Hydrogen and Oxygen is available from melted ice and electrolyzed water. Mineral wealth should also be fairly easy to exploit from Solar or CO+O2 {from the breakup of Solar or Nuclear Powered breakup of CO2). Planet and Earth 'dancing' should allow expeditions to Earth and our Luna Moon! And of course who is to say that 55 Cancri is unique? Multiple large planets, orbiting long-lived, smaller stars, some 'close in' to the central star, and with many large-moons around the large planets, may even be a better configuration for intelligent life to develop and eventually attempt interplanetary travel! Thanks to Gary G. Ford,


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